Our Casual Friday’s for the month of March benefited the Haven of Grace.
“Empowering women to overcome poverty of body, mind, and spirit”…this is the mission of The Haven of Grace, a long-term transitional housing program for women in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
The Haven was founded in 1991 by Judith Lajoie, who continues to serve as the director of the facility today. The women served by the Haven are working to overcome the effects of domestic violence, addictions, mental health issues, and poverty. In fact, ninety percent of those served are disabled and one hundred percent live below poverty level. Women who enter the Haven are able to stay as long as they need, and are welcome through its transitional housing program or at one of its two permanent housing sites.
Through individual counseling, twelve step recovery groups, GED assistance, life skill classes, a literacy program, and community volunteer service, the Haven strives to empower women to overcome their life obstacles. The ultimate goal of the services provided by the Haven is to get the women to be economically, socially, and emotionally self-sufficient.
The Haven of Grace is a non-profit organization. In order to fulfill its mission and serve the women in need, the Haven relies heavily on donations from the community. We were proud to support the Haven through our Casual Friday’s for the month of March and are happy to be donating $240 to such a worthy cause. To learn more about the Haven of Grace or to donate, please call Judith Lajoie or Susan Mansfield at 401-766-0284.